A Bra (short for Brassiere) is a woman's undergarment designed to support the breasts. Bras are typically form-fitting and have evolved to perform a variety of functions on top of breast support. Including but not limited to: being designed to enhance the size of breasts, designed for maximum comfort, designed for nursing or designed for exercise or other active physical activities.
Changing social trends and novel materials have increased the variety and complexity of bra designs and have allowed manufacturers to make bras that in some instances are more fashionable than functional.
- Not wearing a bra can be acceptable in certain social circumstances depending on how obvious it is and on the woman's self-confidence. Some garments, such as camisoles, tank tops and backless dresses, have built-in breast support, alleviating the need to wear a separate bra.
- Some feminists consider the brassiere a symbol of the repression of women's bodies.
- Saati used Program Option 4 to create a giant bra to detain Yuko's Virus after the virus attempted to make Saati's breasts grow larger by suctioning them.